The Climate Corporation’s mission is to help all the world’s people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change. To achieve our mission, we have built a unique technology platform to enable, for the first time, the real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance. Managing over 200 TB of data, including 34 trillion+ weather simulation data points, 150 billion soil type observations, and more than 3 million daily weather measurements, we are one of the largest users of Amazon Web Services.
The Climate Corporation is focused on the enormous challenge and opportunity of protecting the $3 trillion global agriculture industry from the financial impact of adverse weather – the cause of over 90 percent of crop loss – with fully automated weather insurance products. We are also building web and mobile applications that unleash the power of our unique data and analyses to help farmers manage their daily work with field-level weather and crop insights.
At The Climate Corporation, leaving a mark on the world is in our DNA; we want to make a lasting and meaningful real-world impact. We relish big problems because they are the most interesting to tackle, the most rewarding, and typically, the most valuable to solve. We also thrive on finding the possible in the impossible.
If you are the best at what you do, you like solving interesting problems, and you are looking for like-minded people dedicated to having a major impact on the world, we are eager to talk with you.
See our video about what it’s like to work at The Climate Corporation: goo.gl/643Ut
Ruby on Rails Engineer
We are looking for experienced Ruby on Rails Engineer to help build our next generation products and services. This tightly-knit team tackles a wide variety of challenges, including building complex transactional workflow, sophisticated full-stack webapps and implementing user experiences that make working with big data tractable and fun.
What you will do:
we use Rails 3.2, Ruby 1.9.3, backbone.js
Go above and beyond and explore EventMachine, Goliath, and other cutting edge frameworks
You will be working in a Service-Oriented Architecture environment
You will employ test-driven development, rapid release schedule, and continuous integration
Participate in daily stand-ups, sprint planners, reviews, retrospectives, and the occasional ping-pong game
What you bring to the table:
Experience building transactional systems with Rails, Ruby, MySQL
Experience with deployment in distributed environments and are familiar with the associated challenges
Intuitively understand web technologies and web application architectures
Familiar with RSpec, Cucumber
Are creative, self-motivated and able to prioritize & get things done
Have contributed to an open source effort
Write elegant, maintainable and easy-to-follow code
BS, MS or equivalent in Computer Science or related technical field
At least one year of experience developing web apps in Ruby, Python, Java or Clojure
Team player who feels at home in an open and flat-structured environment, and takes pride in a job well done
What We Offer:
Our team is composed of some of the most brilliant interdisciplinary minds in the industry. Climatology Specialists, Big Data Engineers, Mathematicians, Front end Application Engineers and more work together to create the most forward thinking technology in the industry. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best product possible product and experience for our customers. As Mark Twain said, “A great deal has been said about the weather, but very little has been done about it.” Our goal is to change that.
Competitive salary, excellent benefits, and some of the best perks in the industry, including:
Generous stock options. Our success is your success.
Catered lunch 5 days a week from a varied array of San Francisco eateries
Endless snacks and company-paid dinner
3-On 1-Off” Sprints. That means that 25% of your time is spent working on your own innovations for the company.
Company sponsored outings, including go-kart races, kayaking, holiday yacht parties, and sporting events, etc.
An always-stocked kegerator
Energetic idea-driven work environment with an exciting culture
Exciting world-changing opportunity - we are solving problems that have a massive impact on the world
A driven, talented team that aims to make a large-scale impact through an innovative technology platform
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